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deleted userinit.exe by accident

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mcm77777, Oct 19, 2009.

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  1. mcm77777

    mcm77777 Thread Starter

    Oct 19, 2009

    had security tool malware on my laptop

    ran malware anti to remove it and it said i had an infected userinit.exe

    so i deleted userinit.exe (big mistake)

    i have xp but do not have xp install cd

    i have a floppy drive and a thumb drive

    cannot get back to my desktop NOR can i get to a c:\ anymore in safe mode

    believe i need to copy userinit.exe from somewhere back into c:\windows\system32 but do not know how with what i have to work with

    please help

  2. Mumbodog


    Oct 3, 2007
    There is a backup copy in C:\Windows\System32\dllcache

    most of the time it is compressed in this folder.

    Here is a copy of it from my XP installation (uncompressed)

    See attached

    You will need a XP install CD and use recovery environment to copy the file to the proper place, or use an Ubuntu boot CD to do it.

    Here is an article on using a Ubuntu CD to copy data off an unbootable windows PC, one could also use it to copy a file to a Windows folder.



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